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Blogs & Bulletins
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“Bill Moore’s Future in Motion”
inFOCUS article:
The AllCells Way of Preventing Lithium Battery Self-Immolation
EVWorld Picture

2GreenEnergy
2GreenEnergy.com
Clean-Energy Investment Opportunities

“Cleaner Greener Driving”
Green Car Reports

Hybrid Cars
HybridCars
Buying guide for Hybrid & Electric Cars

Important Media
“You, your health, and the health of our world”
Important Media
EV Obsession
EVObsession
“… a future that’s combustion‑free.”
“Bridging the gap between gear heads and green heads.”
Gas2 Blog
Cleantech News
Cleantech News
Solar – Wind – EV

“…a celebration of human endeavor…”
GizMag

Documents
Josh Levin’s Blogs on EV World: EVWorld Logo

MagLev Vs Hyperloop

MagLev vs. Hyperloop — Technical Discussion

hexOgrid Transportation Network

How the Tragedy in the Bronx Would Not Have Happened with MagLev

Photo-Blog: New York Auto Show 2014

NJ Bill to Permit Direct Sales of Tesla and other ZEVs

Sample hexOgrid map of NJ
Explanation of LeviCar’s Hexagrammoid Grid

LeviCar’s entry into Scientific American’s World-Changing Ideas (WCI) contest (Video 4:59)

Original Scientific American article that inspired LeviCar (pdf)
Sci-Am 20 World-Changing Ideas
Related article by one of the Sci-Am authors

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LeviCar’s Poster Presentation at WEEC, the World Energy Engineering Congress, 2009 Nov. 5

EVWorld Logo The first published article about LeviCar:  “The Perfect Synthesis”  EV World, 2004 September 13.

The MagLev Vacation — Read the engaging story of one of the first families to use LeviCar to go on a Florida vacation in the year 2017.

“Press Releases” based on the “Four Planets”
Four Planets

Antecedents & Allies
MagLev200 (Danby-Powell)
Gordon T. Danby, Ph.D.
James R. Powell, Ph.D.
  Fight for Maglev (book)
Fight for Maglev
Maglev America (book)  
Maglev America
Logo of the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center
Conference Paper:  Energy Efficiency and Economics of Maglev Transport (pdf)
Stony Brook, NY  2008
In the news…
  Danby and Powell on Flickr
Danby and Powell display reports and awards
Jim Powell on FoxNews  
FoxNews: Jim Powell talks MagLev

MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project

Welcome Page

Video (1:54)
MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project

Jim Powell’s Space-MagLev Launcher
StarTram illustration
Wikipedia Article


THE Revolutionary Dualmode Transportation System by Francis D. Reynolds, PE

Magic Highway USA, Disney, 1958  (Animated, with intro. by Walt Disney himself  9:03)
Magic Highway (partial)

Porsche-P1
First-ever Modular Electric Car
by Ferdinand Porsche (1898)

Associations
“Battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the public to drive today.”
Plug In America

Electric Drive Transportation Association
“Promoting electric drive technologies and infrastructure”

Reinventing Fire
“… to create a clean, prosperous, and secure future.”
Rocky Mountain Institute

Blue-Green alliance
“Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy”

IEEE Transp. Electriication
IEEE Transportation Electrification

Society of Automotive Engineers

SAE Environmental Topics
Society of Automotive Engineers

BiModal Glideway (detail)
US High-Speed-Rail Association
“21st Century Transportation for America”

Academics
Illinois Green Economy Network
(A Community College Partnership)
“Working Together to Grow a Greener Economy for Illinois”
BiModal Glideway (detail)

Smart, U. of Mich.
Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation

Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis

Innovative Mobility Research
University of California – Berkeley
Innovative Mobility Research, UC Berkeley

Competition & Critiques
Transparent view of Hyperloop – Thanks to NBC News
LeviCar’s Critique of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop
Open Letter to Elon Musk — 2013 Sept. 30

ET3Evacuated Tube Transportation Technologies
“Space Travel on Earth”
ET3

ET3 vs. Hyperloop
➀ Who Needs Hyperloop?
This Guy Is Building Something Bigger
➁ Vacuum trains: a high-speed pipe dream?
➂ Vactrain (Wikipedia Article)

TEV project
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The transportation model for the 21st century

BiModal Glideway
Solves Traffic Jams, Pollution, and Minimizes Oil Dependency.
BiModal Glideway (detail)

Urban Maglev by General Atomics
GA Urban MagLev
… faster, cleaner means of passenger transport in local communities and urban areas.

MonoCab VRT Rapid Transit System (Australia)
“The FUTURE of Public Transport”
Mass Tram illustration

JPod station
JPods
“Sustainable Infrastructure”

Interstate Traveler
Building the World Wide Hydrogen Super Highway…
Interstate Traveler

Mass Tram illustration
Mass Tram America
(Inhabitat Magazine article)

LevPods Individual Transit System (LITS)
LevPods

Government Projects
HSIPR Map
Federal High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program

California High-Speed Rail Authority

Oliver Cromwell What others are saying about LeviCar
Warts and all

Comments on the LeviCar Proposal and Related Issues by Francis D. Reynolds, PE

The International Maglevboard e.V.
(This webpage also has discussions on Hyperloop, Danby-Powell MagLev, and other advanced transportation proposals)

Other Lists of Advanced-Transportation Systems
Other Cool Ideas (by the TEV Project)

Wikigrain — Bouchard Transportation


Extras
Motivational-Quotes Page
Photo Montage of Some People who are Quoted

Today's Quote: “If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.”
    — Dr. Phillip Calvin McGraw (Dr. Phil), American TV personality and psychologist (1950–   )

Old Car
“Original” LeviCar Web Page
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United States Government Research Opportunities for Small Businesses
“National Transportation Systems Center”
Volpe

Dept. of Transportation Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) to be released on July 14
DoT SBIR Webinar – July 29 — register now

Dept. of Defense Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposals are scheduled for pre-release on August 21

Conferences, Events, and Webinars
Click here for fuller descriptions in EV World
EV Roadmap 7
EV Roadmap 7
Portland, OR  July 24‑25
Registration

DoT SBIR Webinar – July 29 — register now

National Drive Electric Week
September 15-21
National Drive Electric Week

SAE 2014 Electric Powertrain Technologies Symposium
SAE 2014 Electric Powertrain Technologies Symposium
Stuttgart, Germany – November 19

Paean to Nikola Tesla
Young Tesla in Wikipedia
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943)
The Museum
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe
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The Man
The Motorcar
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The Manifesto
The Wonder World to be Created by Electricity (1915)
 . . . and Musk
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Oatmeal Logo Many thanks to Matthew Inman and The Oatmeal, for publicizing Nikola Tesla, and initiating the effort to save his laboratory as a museum.
Nikola Tesla Worldwide Tour
by Kim Mance
Kim Mance, Travel Mvinah

15-Second Micro Book Review
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged
I read it cover-to-cover, over a thousand pages, and found it hopelessly out-of-date, elitist, and immoral, and some of the dialogue was hard to understand. To me, it shows the dangers of Libertarianism.  Some of Ms. Rand’s basic tenets have since been contradicted by scientific research.  —  Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D.

Fun Stuff
Amazing Soviet Visions for the Future of Transportation
Alate MagLev Train



LeviCar is …A system for personal transportation, using modular automobiles that are driven locally on regular roads, and …
that also can travel at 300 m.p.h. on a Magnetic-Levitation (MagLev) rail system for longer distances.
RoboTrail is …A similar system for freight transportation, using tractor-trailer rigs to transport cargo containers locally, and …
using that same MagLev network to transport those same containers for long distances.
Magnetic Levitation Rail is …
(MagLev Rail for short)      
A technology for using magnetism to raise (levitate) a vehicle above a rail to that there is no
mechanical friction (only air drag), and using electrical forces from the rail to propel the vehicle forward.
Superconducting MagLev is … A form of MagLev Rail, first developed in the 1960s by Drs. Gordon T. Danby and James R. Powell, using
superconducting magnets, and usually on elevated rails (300 m.p.h.), or on existing rail (150 m.p.h.).
LeviCar and RoboTrail can: make long-distance transport vastly more energy-efficient and safer;
and, unlike conventional railroads, travel non-stop, and also climb steep hills and mountains easily.
LeviCar can: make medium- and long- distance travel much easier;  increase the reliability of cars,
simplify their maintenence; and assist in the use of automated-highway systems.
LeviCar and RoboTrail cannot: generate clean energy by themselves (except for putting solar cells on the rails);  nor
can they easily cross oceans, except at certain "choke points", like the Bering Straits and at Gibraltar.
RoboTrail can: provide air-freight speed at lower cost than highway shipping.
LeviCar can: provide ordinary people with “private rail cars” that go at airplane speeds.
LeviCar and RoboTrail constitute:On-Demand High-Speed Rail (OD-HSR), with no schedules, minimal waiting, and no in-between stopping*
that can slow down conventional HSR.  (*except for rest stops)
LeviCar and RoboTrail …bring the Third Industrial Revolution to the Transportation Sector.


Last updated:  2014 July 9

Partial Update History
2014/07/01 — Added links; Updated SBIR
2014/06/17 — Added link to “Upcoming” blog
2014/06/11 — Added Tesla World Tour (& birthday)
2014/05/14 — Changes to "Primer"
2014/05/12 — Finished Interim Version
2014/05/12 — CSS for links
2014/03/05 — Auto-detect of Phone/Tablet/Desktop
2013/12/29 — First release version of new format
2013/12/09 — Started modularizing for new format
2013/09/29 — Added Hyperloop and hexOgrid
2013/01/27 — Added book
2012/02/24 — New Version
2006/08/13 — Old Version
2006/04/01 — First web version
2003/08/13 — First write-ups
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